BREAKING: Court Of Appeal Fixes Date As Evans Wants All Charges Quashed
The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has fixed Friday, January 26, 2018 to hear an application brought by Evans seeking to quash all charges preferred against him by the Lagos State government.
Currently, Evans is facing three different judges on separate charges bordering on conspiracy, attempted kidnapping, kidnapping, attempted murder, murder and possession of firearms.
He is facing Justices Hakeem Oshodi, Oluwatoyin Taiwo and Adebayo Akintoye.
Evans' counsel, Kunle Ogungbeje told Bounce News after his client appeared before Justice Taiwo on Friday, that he has filed an application before the Court of Appeal.
He said he approached the appellate court to overturn the decision of the three judges to go ahead with the trial despite the fact that the Lagos State government has not fully established a prima facie case against his client.
He described the current trials of Evans as an exercise in futility.
Appearing before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo on Friday, December 15, 2017, in the first of his two cases before the judge, Evans and the second defendant, Victor Aduba are standing trial on four count charges of conspiracy, kidnapping and unlawful possession of firearms.
In the second case, four fresh applications were brought by the first, 2nd, third and 4th defendants. Evans, who is the first defendant in the case, in his application is asking the court to strike out all the charges preferred against him.
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The second defendant, Emeka is equally asking the court to strike out all the seven count charges against him. The application of the third defendant, Chiemeka borders on change of counsel.
Chiemeka through his new counsel, M. C Okoro brought the application.
The 4th defendant, Upong in his application is asking for bail.
There was, however, a mild drama when the third application for change of counsel was read.
The former counsel to the third accused, A. Ogbu told the court that he has not been paid since he started the case in October.
He told the court that he was just informed yesterday that he would no longer represent the third accused.
He pleaded with the court to compel Okoro to pay him for the services he has so far rendered to the 3rd client.
In her intervention, Justice Taiwo urged the two parties to settle their differences before the next adjournment date.
She has adjourned ruling on the four applications till February 14, 2018.
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